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Children at the Donnelly River dam

Overview

Photo

Historical information

Bunnings built a swimming pool alongside the Wheatley Forestry Settlement in the early 1950s which also acted as a reserve water supply.

At a later stage, a water supply dam and pumping station were built to the south of the swimming pool. River sand was imported to create an artificial beach and a picnic area established. At some stage, a small timber jetty was built to the eastern side of the dam and a steel frame diving platform constructed in the middle of the dam. The dam quickly became a favourite and social meeting place where children frolicked at leisure, learnt to swim and participated in swimming carnivals.

This photo was taken during the 1960's.

Details

Details

Registration number
cwa-org-21-Photo.9.1046
Item type
Contextual Information

Depicts one of the social aspects of the Donnelly village life in that the dam played an important part socially as well as providing the town water supply.

Keywords
Children
Donnelly River dam
Diving board
Country
Australia
State
Western Australia
Town/Shire
Donnelly River, Shire of Nannup
Primary significance criteria
Historic significance
Social or spiritual significance
Permissions

Authorisation to reproduce, public or display must be obtained from the Friends Of Donnelly Village Inc.

Attribution requirements

Acknowledgements to be made to Friends of Donnelly Village Inc.

Friends of Donnelly Village Inc (FODV)

Friends of Donnelly Village Inc (FODV)

Organisation Details
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Children at the Donnelly River dam c1960's.
Children on the diving board enjoying the Donnelly River dam during the 1960's